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making news in america this friday morning, the deep freeze. windchills plunging well below zero and blizzard conditions piling up the snow. plus, a mudslide. concerns as storms pound the west coast. and new this morning, president obama threatening retaliation against russia for allegedly meddling in the u.s. election. and overnight hillary clinton talking about reports of putin's involvement for the first time. breaking news, a police officer shot during a standoff. the suspect shooting at other officers. an update just in from investigators at that scene. also breaking right now, an explosion rocking a home. the neighborhood evacuated. details on the blast and the people inside.
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good morning from the climate controlled studios in new york. i'm kendis gibson. hope you're staying warm. >> yes, certainly, and i'm adrienne bankert in for diane. we begin with a mixed bag of really dangerous weather from coast to coast. take a look at this video from upstate new york in oswego. blinding snow and wind, and to make matters worse, temperatures there are dipping into the single digits this morning. >> yeah, the folks up there are quite used to it, and the morning lows right now, zero in chicago and new york city. it's not much better everywhere in between, and it's minus 35, can you believe that, up there in caribou, maine. >> oh, i don't think i could handle that. the problems on the west coast seen on radar, rain and snow sweeping off the pacific. mudslides are a concern. parts of the sierras could get four to six feet of snow. skiers will be happy. >> yeah. >> abc's angelica spanos has details. >> reporter: whiteout conditions and blinding snow cripples drivers in upstate new york. >> it's brutal, but it's -- you get used to it eventually, but, yeah, it's real cold out. >> reporter: a dangerous windchill and gusty winds making
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it feel like 20 to 35 degrees below zero in parts of the region. in vermont the cold will draw skiers and boarders to the slopes this weekend. >> on days like today, it's some challenging working conditions, but i'm sure they're taking lots of breaks, drinking water, layering up and staying safe in the cold. >> reporter: brave and psyched to be on the snow in early december, some say fighting the cold is all in the clothing. >> there's the old norwegian saying, there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. >> reporter: public safety officials from the midwest to new england warned to limit time outside. the bone-chilling air has new yorkers moving even faster. furry hoods, puffy coats and snow boots are on full display. >> i've heard it's a good plan to put on layers, so i'm layered up. i mean, like i look like one of those sandwiches that, you know, got three pieces of bread and you got the lettuce and the tomatoes. >> you got to stay layered up and you got to move real
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quickly, get from point a to point b. >> reporter: and even the west coast is dealing with weather woes. heavy rain coming in overnight. california residents bracing for flash floods and debris flow across the state. angelica spanos, abc news, new york. >> boy, as you can see from all of that, today's national forecast is keeping many weather folks busy. quite a few problem spots. >> yeah, it can be really slick and slippery out there too. let's get details from accuweather's justin povick. good morning, justin. >> kendis and adrienne, thanks. good morning to you. we're tracking snow, sleet, freezing rain, virtually every type of frozen precipitation for today over the upper midwest and back into the great lakes. notice where it goes later on tonight, toward the windy city of chicago. icy roads possible. big-time flight delays are going to be a possibility as well. and this all makes its move into the northeast and potentially even some icing into the southeast as we head in toward friday night with several inches of snow north of i-80. kendis, adrienne, back to you. >> all right, thank you, justin.
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president obama vowing to take action after u.s. intelligence officials claim russian president vladimir putin was directly linked to hacking aimed at influencing the presidential election. >> and we can expect to hear more from the president about this this afternoon, but for now mr. obama tells npr he made it clear that the russian interference will be addressed, and he said he's already put putin on notice. >> i think there's no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action, and we will at a time and place of our own choosing. some of it may be explicit and publicized. some of it may not be. but mr. putin is well aware of my feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> well, the president is awaiting a final report on the cyberattacks from the intelligence community. he's ordered an investigation to
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be completed before he leaves office, and the president will hold his year end news conference this afternoon at 2:15 eastern time, and you can watch it live right here on abc. and president-elect donald trump continued his defense of the kremlin on twitter questioning why the white house waited until after hillary clinton lost to complain about the hacking, however, we should point out the obama administration did bring up the investigation one month before the election with a statement from 17 intelligence agencies saying only russia's senior-most officials could have authorized the hacks. >> and new reaction overnight from hillary clinton herself who claims that putin was motivated by a longtime grudge against her. during a speech to donors in new york, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate said putin was upset because she had suggested russia's 2011 parliamentary elections were not free and fair. the democratic national committee and clinton's campaign chairman were the main targets
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of the hacks. the president-elect did not discuss the hacking claims as he held a thank you rally in pennsylvania last night, but donald trump did slam white house press secretary josh earnest calling him foolish. earnest has sharply criticized trump saying he should stop attacking the u.s. intelligence community. he also suggested the president-elect knew russia was trying to interfere with the election. trump fired back. >> you know, having the right press secretary is so important, because he is so bad the way he delivers a message. he can deliver a positive message, and it sounds bad. he could say, ladies and gentlemen, today we have totally defeated isis, and it wouldn't sound good, okay. all right. i have a feeling they won't be saying it, but i know we will be saying it but -- >> and one note, trump did praise president obama as positive and even cut off some boos in the crowd that were
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directed at the outgoing president. breaking overnight, a suspect is now in custody after an armed standoff north of seattle. that standoff started after a police officer was shot. the officer, we are told, is in serious but stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. investigators say he was responding to a call in mt. vernon. the alleged shooter then barricaded himself inside a home while firing at other officers. police believe the suspect had taken hostages in that home. now, part of the neighborhood was evacuated for some time and a nearby college was placed on lockdown. we have breaking news right now from overseas. syrian tv saying evacuations of rebels and civilians from war-torn aleppo have now been suspended. rebels reportedly opened fire at a convoy at a crossing point shattering that already shaky cease-fire. the evacuation started yesterday and was expected to take several days. an estimated 50,000 people have fled the opposition's final hold-out in syria's bloody
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five-year civil war. you saw the president there of syria smiling on tv calling this a historic event. well, still ahead, if you plan to shop today, you may want to do it online. details on free shipping friday. and breaking overnight, an explosion leveling a home. two people inside escaping with their lives. what we're learning may have caused it. plus, the faa is warning about a trendy new chr
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injured. also in that area, a huge scare for passengers on a flight from the chicago area to florida. the allegiant air jet had to turn back after a bird strike shortly after taking off from rockford, illinois, for punta gorda. one of the engines was actually badly damaged. some of the 177 passengers on board began screaming, but the plane landed safely, and no one was actually hurt. and a bird strike forced a southwest airlines flight to make an emergency landing shortly after it took off, this time at chicago's midway airport. the 737 was heading for las vegas. it returned to midway and landed without any injuries, as well. bird strikes, however, are an increasing problem with record numbers last year at both of chicago's airports. and a growing danger to airplanes on the ground is coming from an unexpected source, festive holiday lights. now, authorities are reporting a spike in laser strikes targeting airplane cockpits as a result of christmas light displays on the ground. across the country laser light
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projectors like this star shower and similar brands are flying off store shelves. now the faa is warning decorators about the new projectors saying they could cause harm to pilots or aircrafts. >> there's a danger that you could injure the crew. >> reporter: star shower's parent company telling abc news in a statement, the product complies with faa and fda guidelines. as an extra caution, the instructions recommend the user not project the laser lights at or within the flight path of an aircraft and to avoid direct eye contact. the faa advising homeowners to use caution when setting up projectors and make sure they're aimed at buildings, not towards the sky. and this christmas season pilots on two commercial flights reported being hit with laser light displays. we'll have more on the faa's new warning coming up on "good morning america." facebook is taking a new step in cracking down on so-called fake news. the social media giant is teaming up with professional journalists to fact check
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controversial articles. it's also making it easier for users to report what they consider to be fake news. now, fact checkers partnering with facebook include the associated press, "the washington post" and right here, abc news. nothing fake about this one. today is free shipping day with more than 1,000 retailers taking part including target, best buy, toys "r" us and jcpenney. all participating retailers guarantee delivery by christmas eve, which is really important. >> it is a crucial element of the shopping season. >> yeah. >> postage season. when we come back, new details overnight about the water crisis in another american city. the blame game beginning. who the mayor says is at fault. and remembering a broadcasting legend. how nba players and many others are paying tribute to broadcaster craig sager. stuffy . hashtag no sleep. hashtag mouthbreather. just put on a breathe right strip. it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone.
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jetliner. that is cool stuff. the satellites are part of a $157 million system that will measure surface winds in hurricanes. >> wow. back here on earth, here's a look at this morning's road conditions. watch out for flooding in southern california. heavy snow from the rockies all the way across to the northeast coast we're feeling it and wet roads from the gulf coast up to tennessee. >> okay, if you're flying, bets are you'll probably be delayed because a whole lot of cities are on the list including salt lake city there. the penalty phase will begin january 3rd for the man convicted in the charleston church massacre. >> a south carolina jury yesterday took only two hours to convict dylann roof on all 33 counts in last year's mass murder of nine parishioners at a historic black church. the same jury will decide whether the 22-year-old white supremacist should be executed. roof intends to handle his own defense during the sentencing phase. well, deep into the holiday baking season, more than 300,000 residents of corpus christi,
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texas, have been told not to use their tap water indefinitely. the mayor is blaming a third party saying a chemical that is used to emulsify asphalt leaked into the city's water supply. now, residents are being told to only use bottled water for everything from cooking to bathing and that boiling or freezing the tap water will not make it safe. >> ah, how frustrating. well, the college holiday bowl between minnesota and washington state could be in jeopardy. minnesota players threatening a boycott now over the indefinite suspension of ten of their teammates accused of sexual assault. the incident happened back in september. the players involved telling police it was consensual. no charges were filed. no arrests were made. a longtime fixture on nba broadcasts has passed away after a long battle with cancer. sideline reporter craig sager died yesterday from a rare form of leukemia. he spent 26 seasons on national broadcasts for turner sports. the 65-year-old leaves behind
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his wife stacy and five children. the illinois native made a name for himself with his colorful wardrobe. as such the milwaukee bucks were among the teams that paid tribute to sager's sartorial style last night. they took the floor wearing warm-up shirts outlined with a jacket and polka dots, as you can see. >> what a sweet story, what a sweet man, really changing the broadcasting world with that legacy. time now for sports including some thursday night football. >> our friends from espn with the highlights. good morning, america. while you are getting up, we have not yet gone to bed. >> exactly. >> special trick. he's kevin. i'm nicole. >> big night in the nfl. and we have ourselves an nfc west champion, they are seattle seahawks heading back to the postseason for the fifth straight year. that's john fassel making his interim head coaching debut after jeff fisher was fired by the rams earlier in the week. early fourth quarter, that's russell wilson.
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he can throw the deep ball to tyler lockett, 57 yards and the seahawks led 24-3. the rams get the rock back. that's the rookie, jared goff, number one pick of the nfl draft last year. this is goff scrambling and he is leveled by a sherman tank. you got richard sherman unhappy about playing on the short rest like you saw roger goodell and goff's helmet. 24-3, seahawks win. they like to share taking on the knicks. warriors leading the nba with 31 assists per game entering thursday. more sharing is caring. there was a point where they were 26 buckets, 26 assists. ian clark would just ruin it though. he'd get selfish at one point. some pretty passing. it was a good game for the warriors, 103-90. >> you know college bowl season starts on saturday. >> and it will never end. have a good morning. >> all right. good morning to you. well, up next in "the pulse," "rogue one" is hitting theaters and no spoilers, we promise. but we do have some of the first reviews. and tom brady's scavenger hunt whipping boston into a
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but for those you do, give them fruit of the loom. ♪ it is friday. it is "pulse" time. >> yes. >> and adrienne is getting down to it, so it's one of the most anticipated openings of the holiday season. >> yes, it is. "rogue one: a star wars story" opened nationwide last night. it's a stand-alone film in the "star wars" universe from disney, our parent company. many fans dressing up as their favorite "star wars" characters as they do whenever you go see a film in hollywood and you're a super, super juiced, geeked out fan. others chilled out literally spending days outdoors in washington, d.c. to see the movie. >> it was cold. >> yeah. it was the top trending subject on twitter all night. most of the reviews positive saying it's a must see for fans. >> yeah, peter travis was a fan of it as well. "rolling stone." >> absolutely. new england patriots
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quarterback tom brady has some presents for a few obsessed fans but you have to find them. >> did he buy them at a store? no, apparently not. he's hidden three pairs of uggs around boston. he's leaving clues about where to find them on social media. there's this other thing. the uggs may make you say ugg. all three pairs are used and when asked whether they smell, brady posted, oh, yeah. and patriots fans are like, i'm down. >> yeah, because they want to smell brady feet. >> smell like brady. >> brady toes. that's going to be his new cologne. next, some new details on that big teddy bear news that we've been following out of los angeles. >> we have an update to the story that's gone viral about the fate of a giant stuffed teddy bear posted by the tsa on its instagram account after it confiscated the big guy from its owner. >> the whole thing was reportedly apparently staged by a youtube prankster. >> really? gosh. but the moral of the story remains the same. the tsa is still reminding
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>> good morning, north bay. let's get going. >> it is 4:28. the bay area waking up after the storm and cleaning the damage. the big problem this morning, fallen trees, flooded roads and some people still without power. >> good morning on this friday, december 16. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui with jessica castro and alexis smith on traffic. mike, we made it you. >> we did. >> it is a mess but we made it. >> most of us, now the rest of the day and you will have clean up and power outages. a lone shower through the santa cruz mountains and otherwise the storm is over. left 1.33" in san francisco the last 24 hours. temperatures are up to 15 degrees cooler in the 30s to nearly 40s. low-to-mid 50s at noon and
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cooler in the afternoon as the breezes kick in. most of us feel like the 40s. grab a coat. you need it. but not the bream. alexis? >> that is a welcome change. it is windy and the san mateo bridge one of many with a high wind advisory this morning. san mateo and richard richard bridge, all have the hiss from c.h.p. we have rollover northbound 101 at candlestick park the vehicle flipped and landed on the shoulder. another vehicle hit that. not sure if we have lanes blocked. working to confirm that. we have issues in napa. that is coming up in less than 10 minutes. >> you could wake up to damage this morning after a tree crashed into a house. all the area was hit hard yesterday. people were forced from their homes as the creek nearly overflow.
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we will geto amy hollyfield. >> look behind me at this damage done because of this tree that came down on to the home. there is a pg&e crew here working to restore power. this happened at 10:00 last night. no injuries were reported. there was so much rain that downtown had to evacuate because the creek was rising at 12', 1' from jumping the banks. >> it was very close. we are relieved the rain stopped in the nick of time. >> check out this video from the ross fire -- camera, how fast the creek rose, calm, then raging water in a matter of

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